FRANCIS CUMMINS has paid tribute to the Bradford Bulls faithful following yesterday's visit of Huddersfield Giants.
The Bradford head coach saw his side fall to a 66-18 defeat at the hands of the Giants but Cummins has hailed the support from the Provident Stadium terraces.
The home fans were in fine voice and provided the Bulls with a standing ovation after the final whistle.
“I imagine the fans will probably be a bit down given the position that the club has found itself in, but they were phenominal yesterday,” said Cummins.
“The true supporters are standing by their club, which is clearly worth fighting for.
“Hopefully we will be bought this week, giving us the chance to really kick on and continue operating as a Super League club.
“This is a ready-made club and there are some fantastic people here, working throughout the organisation, who love it.
“We were always going to be up against it, taking on a team like Huddersfield with two props in our line-up.
“These are clearly tough times, but the boys are doing everything they can. We need to be smarter, for sure, but the players' effort cannot be faulted.”
“I can appreciate when a group of young men are giving their best. They made errors but that is where we are at.
Cummins looked on as Kiwi centre Adam Henry bagged a pair of tries yesterday but it was James Donaldson - Super League's top tackler - who took the plaudits as man of the match.
Donaldson was a stand-out performer, continuing the impressive level of form shown thus far in 2014.
“James has been outstanding this year and we have just got to keep going, we have some good people at this club,” added Cummins.
“Hopefully we can add to that in the coming weeks to give us the extra bit of quality we need.”
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